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National Summary


Quite breezy, but mainly dry today. A little hazy sunshine in places, but rather cloudy overall, with scattered patches of drizzle and mist on hills and exposed coasts. Fresh and gusty southeast winds will increase strong in Atlantic coastal areas and rain will develop there later this afternoon and this evening. Top temperatures 16 to 19 C.


Windy, mostly cloudy and misty tonight. Spells of heavy rain will affect Munster and Connacht with a risk of some spot flooding. Some fog on hills and coasts also and with just scattered patches of drizzle and light rain at times elsewhere. Lowest temperatures 11 to 13 C., in blustery southeasterly winds.


Still breezy on Wednesday, with widespread heavy rain for a time, with a risk of spot flooding. But drying out through Munster and west Connacht later in the afternoon and evening. Top temperatures 13 to 17 C., in fresh and gusty southeasterly winds.


General: Unsettled and changeable, with spells of rain from time to time, interspersed with some dry, bright weather. Rainfall will be above normal through the period. Wednesday night: A cool, misty night in store, once the last of the rain clears out into the Irish Sea, with some fog forming in places. Lowest temperatures 5 to 8 C., in light variable breezes. Thursday: A dry, bright morning, with some hazy sunshine for a time. But increasing clouds from the Atlantic, will bring some rain to western coastal counties later in the afternoon. It will become breezy also, as southerly winds increase fresh and gusty. Top temperatures 14 or 15 C. Thursday night will turn windy and wet countrywide, with some persistent and heavy rain in all areas. Lowest temperatures 9 to 12 C. Friday: Early rain clearing, to give a day of bright or sunny spells and occasional showers. Most of these will affect the western half of the country, where some will be heavy and possibly thundery. Highs of 13 to 15 C., are expected, in moderate to fresh southwesterly breezes. At this stage Saturday looks like being a windy day and turning quite wet in all areas, as a spell of heavy rain spreads in across the country, from the Atlantic, as the day progresses. But it should clear overnight, with fog forming in places. But there is the prospect of mostly dry, bright weather for Sunday.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Southeast, 16 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

West-Northwest, 1 Knot, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

South-Southeast, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

South, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 17 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southeast, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 11 Miles, 1015, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South, 10 Knots, Wave ht:0.5 m, 1021, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southeast, 18 Knots, Wave height not available, 1014, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

East, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 3.2 m, 1005, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Saturday 16 September 2017 Issued at 0500 Friday 15 September 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A moderately unstable northwest airflow covers Ireland. A ridge of high pressure slowly builds from the west.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Fair Head to Carnsore Point and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest to north force 5 to 6, veering north tonight

Weather: Scattered showers - more frequent in the east Irish Sea.

Visibility: Moderate to good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Valentia to Erris Head

Wind: Northwest force 4 to 5, gradually veering north.

Weather: Isolated showers in the west. Mainly fair.

Visibility: Good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Sunday 17 September 2017: Moderate north to northeast winds. Showers becoming widespread from the north - some prolonged on east coasts and on the Irish Sea.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

South to southeast winds will reach gale force later this afternoon and tonight, on Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Loop Head to Rossan Point.

Small Craft Warning

Southeast winds will reach force 6 at times, later today and tonight, on Irish coasts from Rossan Point to Fair Head to Mizen Head.